Practice solving fraction addition and subtraction word problems. The fractions in these problems have unlike denominators.


Heidi's hair was start fraction, 2, divided by, 3, end fraction of a meter long. Her grandfather cut off start fraction, 1, divided by, 6, end fraction of a meter of her hair.
How long is Heidi's hair now?
  • Your answer should be
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
of a meter long